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Looking at various retailers around Texas, there are huge variety of Sig556 on the market (all new). The combinations between handguard, stock, color, and optics....are amazing for new product. I have seen every imaginable version in the past two weeks (probably 7 different types of handguard). WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STOCK
 

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If you aren't going to take advantage of the folding capability of this gun (due to spring placement), then you might as well just buy a 516.
 

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If you aren't going to take advantage of the folding capability of this gun (due to spring placement), then you might as well just buy a 516.
The long stroke is a more robust, reliable gas system and the rifle was designed for it, unlike the short stroke AR clones.
I have just kept the original collapsible stocks that came with them--the ER series. I have no complaints about it--it is what it is, a collapsible stock. Sometimes I think of putting a fixed stock on it, but will keep it stock as it is what it is.
 

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I have just kept the original collapsible stocks that came with them--the ER series
Some folks may not know about the collapsing folding stock.
It was put on rifles between the ER/AR carbine type, and the Swiss 550 style non adjustable folder around 2009. You can see pictures of them here:
http://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/sig-sauer-sig556-classic-swat/
The exception would be with an ER that had a folding adapter to use with AR buffer tubes. I don't know if that was ever a factory issue.
 

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I've seen them, but not known much about them. Sometimes I see them for sale, so I'll keep an eye out for them. With all the variations in AR stocks out there, if I were to change, I think the best bet would be to just get the folding attachment and mix and match the buttstock until I find one I like.
 

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How much do the folding/collapsing stocks go for? I swapped mine out for the Swiss stock and would be willing to sell it.
 

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If you aren't going to take advantage of the folding capability of this gun (due to spring placement), then you might as well just buy a 516.
HERACY!!

For the record, and while not factory, I find I strongly gravitate to a stripped down Magpul UBR.
 

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HERACY!!

For the record, and while not factory, I find I strongly gravitate to a stripped down Magpul UBR.
Folding the stock is one of the biggest benefits to not having that buffer spring there. Portability and handling. You see plenty of mods to AR fixed type stocks trying to minimize the real estate back there for that very purpose, they can't overcome that spring though. Foldable and Collapse/Fold are part of what make this build so special.

Really, there are only a few things that this rifle has that make up for what it lacks compared to an AR, and this is one of them.
 

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Really, there are only a few things that this rifle has that make up for what it lacks compared to an AR, and this is one of them.
Look, I respect your opinion, but disagree to the core. That's why I'm here and not ar15.com (except to trade). That's why I own a nice collection of rifles, and yet none are ARs. Obviously, I'm in the minority-- with the AR being so popular in the states, so carry on. As for me-- I will always be happiest with my Sigs and my FALs. Rock whatever works for you, though.
 

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Im no AR fanboy either. Just saying that putting a fixed stock meant for an AR on there in place of a folding one is just taking something away from the rifle. I don't know why you wouldn't take advantage of a feature like that if you have the opportunity. There are other points on the rifle that affect its MOA much more than the stock, so I don't see you really scraping much up there as far as reasoning for replacing the stock folding options.
 

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I've owned both 551-A1 lowers and Classic lowers. In the end I choose the equipment I like, because it works best for my situation(s). I'm sure you do the same. I think if I didn't use a 1-4x, and went only iron sights-- I'd likely roll the Swiss folding stock, for sure. Probably the same for a red-dot. Hard to say. Love the 1-4x I have, though, so...
 

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If you can hump a full stock, its nice to be able to crack a noggin with it, if the need arises.
I would put the folder in the limited use for that reason.
Like the preacher said, "there's nothing like a good piece of hickory."
 

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If you can hump a full stock, its nice to be able to crack a noggin with it, if the need arises.
I would put the folder in the limited use for that reason.
Like the preacher said, "there's nothing like a good piece of hickory."
Ive yet to see a wood stock on any of these ... thatd be something. Wood nills griffe grips but no stocks.

I agree though, if you mean to use the stock as a weapon, the telescoping one probably isnt the way to go. I think id be better off knocking them with the fore-end or mid section though since its heavy as hell and metal. Like a 'port arms' shove to the face or something ... thats as legit a combat move as any, right?
 

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Correction: "Theres nothin' like a nice piece of hickory"
 
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IMHO, a folder is great only for transport/storage. Comes time to shoot, accurately, a rear stock is needed. While adj stocks are great for different people and attire, getting a good cheek weld on them is difficult. Facial hair grabbers and can make noise. Nothing fabric tape won't resolve though. Tactical tape.....
 
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